Nissan will reportedly unveil a Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ competitor at the Tokyo Motor Show so it comes as little surprise that the company is talking smack about the aforementioned models.

Nissan will reportedly unveil a Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ competitor at the Tokyo Motor Show so it comes as little surprise that the company is talking smack about the aforementioned models.

In a recent interview, Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer described the BRZ as a "midlife crisis" car that was designed for a "50-year-old."  He went on to ask Motor Trend's Nate Martinez “Are you coming to the Tokyo Motor Show? You’ll see the answer to the midlife crisis. Except it won’t be for the midlife crisis.”

That's a little vague but Palmer said the car would appeal to male auto enthusiasts who are in their mid- to late 20s.

Little is known about the car itself but it will reportedly be a thinly veiled concept that could be destined for production.  Speculation suggests it could use a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 197 bhp (147 kW) but nothing is official as of yet.

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